References

LED Light Therapy

  1. “Photon Therapy: Shining a Light on Pain,” Len Saputo, MD, Alternative Medicine Magazine, Jan/Feb 2003
  2. “Science Fair: Can Light Heal?” Dr. Harry Whelan is interviewed by WUWM Public Radio, July 2010, www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tFkP6Y1zKc (No longer available)
  3. “Shedding light on the Elements of Health,” Gabriel Cousens, MD, Light Years Ahead, 1996
    ISBN #089087–762–9
  4. “Symphony of Life, Revealed: New Imaging Technique Captures Vibrations of Proteins, Tiny Motions Critical to Human Life,” Science Daily, January 16, 2014 www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140116084838.htm
  5. NASA News Release: “NASA Space Technology Shines Light on Healing,” December 18, 2000
    www.laserthera.com/press_release_3.htm or
    www.healing.about.com/library/news/bl_pd_NASA001218.htm or
    www.msfc.nasa.gov/news/news/releases/2000/00-336.html (No longer available)
  6. “THOR Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) for Wound Healing,” www.thorlaser.com/wound/clinical-research.htm
  7. “Effects of laser rays on wound healing,” E. Mester et al, American Journal of Surgery, 1971; 122: 532-535
  8. “Light Coherence,” Tiina I. Karu, www.photobiology.info/Coherence.html
  9. “Effect of NASA Light-Emitting Diode Irradiation on Wound Healing,” Harry T. Whelan MD, et al,
    Journal of Clinical Laser Medicine & Surgery, Volume 19, Number 6, 2001
  10. Two references:
    • “Photobiology of Low-Power Laser Effects,” Tiina Karu, Health Physics Vol. 56 No. 5 1989
    www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2651364
    • “Cellular Mechanisms of Low Power Laser Therapy: New Questions,” Tiina I. Karu,
    www.laserhealthsystems.com/Dr.%20Tiina%20Karu%20Presentation.htm
  11. Three references:
    • “NASA Space Technology Shines Light on Healing,” www.laserthera.com/press_release_3.htm or
    www.healing.about.com/library/news/bl_pd_NASA001218.htm
    • “Light emitting diodes bring relief to young cancer patients: NASA Technology used for plant growth now in clinical trials,” NASA News Release, November 05, 2003 www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/news/news/releases/2003/03-199.html
    • “NASA Light-Emitting Diode Technology Brings Relief In Clinical Trials,”
    www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2003/nov/HQ_03366_clinical_trials.html
  12. “NASA Light-Emitting Diodes for the Prevention of Oral Mucositis in Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Patients,” Harry T. Whelan, M.D., et al, Journal of Clinical Laser Medicine and Surgery,
    Volume 20, Number 6, 2002
  13. “Laser research: Abstract and studies for oral mucositis.”
    www.rj-laser.com/english/laser_therapy_oral_mucositis.htm
  14. “Increased fibroblast proliferation induced by light emitting diode and low power laser irradiation,”
    Vinck EM, Cagnie BJ, Cornelissen MJ, Declercq HA, Cambier, DC, L, Lasers Med Sci, 2003, www.biblio.ugent.be/input/download?func=downloadFile&recordOId=215140&fileOId=450862
  15. Four references:
    • “Light Therapy Tackles Eye Injuries,” www.newscientist.com/article/dn2525-light-therapy-tackles-eye-injuries.html or www.newscientist.com July 12, 2002
    • “Light therapy reverses eye injuries in rats, may lead to treatment of eye injuries & blindness,” Medical College of Wisconsin Press Release, March 04 2003 (No longer available online)
    • “Therapeutic photobiomodulation for methanol-induced retinal toxicity,” J.T. Ells, et al, PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), March 18, 2003, vol. 100, no. 6, 3439–3444
    www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC152311/
    • “NASA Laser could reverse blindness,” July 10, 2002, www.news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/2119537.stm
  16. “Healing With Light,” Dr. Sherry Roger, Total Wellness, January 2005
  17. “Results from Using Infrared LED Light Therapy—Nikken’s new Kenko Wave,” Bipin Deshpande, MBBS, DVD, 20th World Congress of Dermatology, Paris, July 2002
  18. “Improvement of Pain and Disability in Elderly Patients with Degenerative Osteoarthritis of the Knee Treated with Narrow-Band Light Therapy,” Jean Stelian, MD, Israel Gil, MD, Beni Habot, MD, Michal Rosenthal, MD, Julian Abromovici, MD, NathaliaKutok, MD, and Auni Khahil, MD, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 40 23–26 1992 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1727843
  19. “LED phototherapy smooths wrinkles, increases collagen without pain, heat, risk,” Jane Schwanke,
    Cosmetic Surgery Times Special Reports
    , May 1, 2004
  20. “Regulation of Skin Collagen Metabolism In Vitro Using a Pulsed 660 nm LED Light Source: Clinical Correlation with a Single-Blinded Study,” Daniel Barolet, et al, The Society for Investigative Dermatology, 2009 http://www.readcube.com/articles/10.1038/jid.2009.186
  21. Research conducted at the Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Novosibirsk under the guidance of Prof. Kaznachejew as reported in: “Meridians Conduct Light,” Dr. Sergei Pankratov, Moscow,
    raum & zeit, Volume 1, No.1, 1989
  22. “Multiple Roles of Cytochrome c Oxidase in Mammalian Cells Under Action of Red and IR-A Radiation,”
    Tinna I. Karu, Life, 62(8): 607–610, August 2010
  23. “The NASA Light-Emitting Diode Medical Program–Progress in Space Flight and Terrestrial Applications,” Whelan, etc. AIP Conference Proceedings Vol 504 (1) pp. 37–43, January 19 2000
    American Institute of Physics www.pros890.com/english/rink/pdf/NASA.pdf or
    www.yournextwaveaffiliates.com/the-nasa-light-emitting-diode-medical-program-progress-in-space-flight-and-terrestrial-applications or www.content.lib.utah.edu/cdm/ref/collection/uspace/id/2713

Nogier Frequencies

  1. Healing Energies of Heat and Light, Charles T. McGee, MD, 2000 ISBN #0–9636979–6–X (Also a reference for the applications of specific Nogier Frequencies)
  2. Auriculotherapy Manual, Terry Oleson, 3rd edition, 2003 ISBN #0 443 07162 4

Color Therapy

  1. Dr. Kate Baldwin’s statement in support of color therapy was published in an abstract of the paper she presented at the clinical meeting of the Section on Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases of the Medical Society of the State of PA, held at the Medico-Chirurgical Hospital, Philadelphia. October 12, 1926.
    Reprinted in the Atlantic Medical Journal, April 1927. Reprinted in Let There Be Light, Darius Dinshah, 1985 ISBN #0–933917–24–4
  2. “Rainbow Growing,” Nell Boyce, New Scientist Magazine, October 24, 1998
  3. “Introduction: Light Years Ahead,” Brian Breiling, PsyD, Light Years Ahead, 1996. ISBN #089087–762–9
  4. Compulsory Vaccination, A Menace to Personal Liberty, J.M. Peebles, MD 1900,
    www.vaclib.org/basic/oldbooks/peebles_highlight.htm
  5. “Colored Light Therapy: Overview of its History, Theory, Recent Developments and Clinical Applications Combined with Acupuncture,” Anna Cocilovo, American Journal of Acupuncture, Vol. 27, No.1/2, 1999
  6. “Let There Be Light; The Healing Art of Spectro-Chrome,” www.wrf.org/news/news0004.htm
  7. Live Better Longer, Joseph Dispenza, 1997 ISBN #0–06–251421–9
  8. Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine, Candace B. Pert, Ph.D., 1997
    ISBN #0–684–84634–9
  9. Research conducted at the Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Novosibirsk under the guidance of Prof. Kaznachejew as reported in: “Meridians Conduct Light,” Dr. Sergei Pankratov, Moscow,
    raum & zeit, Volume 1, No.1, 1989
  10. “NASA Space Technology Shines Light on Healing,” NASA News Release, December 18, 2000
    www.healing.about.com/library/news/bl_pd_NASA001218.htm or
    www.msfc.nasa.gov/news/news/releases/2000/00-336.html (No longer active)

Dr. Karen Jensen, N.D. provided much of the information on the application of colors and supplied the following list of references:

  • Amber, Dr Reuben, Color Therapy, New York, NY Noble Offset Printers Inc 1983
  • Walker, Morton, The Power of Color, Garden City Park, Avery Publishing Group Inc. NY 1991
  • Breiling, Brian J., Light Years Ahead: The Illustrated Guide to Full Spectrum and Colored Light in Mindbody Healing, Berkley Ca. Light Years Ahead Productions, Celestial Arts, 1996
  • Mandel, Peter, The Practical Compendium of Colorpuncture, Energetik Veriag, Bruchsai, W Germany 1986
  • Dinshah, Darius, Let There be Light, Malaga NJ 1995, Dinshah Health Society
  • Babbitt, Edwin S., The Principals of Light and Color, New Hyde Park, NY, University Books l967

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